Classy Weston Creek dispose of lacklustre Boomerangs
Weston Creek Timberwolves looked far from a side circling in the depths of the Capital Futsal Premier League when it completed a 9-2 dismantling of a struggling Boomerangs FS White outfit at the AIS on Thursday.
Tony Aleksovski was in dazzling form for the Timberwolves as he made easy work of securing a hat-trick, while Ben Harrington, Jeff Noja and Ian Elliot all bagged braces during the rout.
Michael De Marco and Josh Calabrla notched up the losing side’s two goals, but their contributions had little impact on what was a commanding display from start to finish by Weston Creek.
The round eight result elevates Weston Creek to sixth place on the ladder, while it consigns Boomerangs to an eighth straight defeat and leaves the battling side without a win so far this term.
Boomerangs looked frail from the outset, inviting Weston Creek to launch continuous attacking assaults and a glittering Aleksovski caused the opposition defence all kinds of trouble with his crafty passing game.
It was only fitting that Aleksovski was instrumental in his side’s first goal. The Weston Creek man turned possession over deep in the Boomerangs half before sliding a pass to Harrington, who duly guided his left-footed effort home.
Weston Creek extended its lead just moments later and it was Aleksovski headlining the act once more. He skilfully pinched the ball from Calabrla and evaded his trackers before delivering a perfectly timed ball to Elliot to tap in for a 2-0 lead.
A resolute defensive showing from Weston Creek denied its opposition any clear-cut opportunities on goal. Boomerangs man Ben Pagett tried his luck from distance multiple times, but his efforts were comfortably dealt with by Jamie Richardson in the Timberwolves goal.
Boomerangs stopper Brad Ploughton enjoyed no such luck, although some suspect defending from his men in the field didn’t help his cause. Pagett was particularly culpable when he allowed Harrington too much space on the right flank. The Weston Creek man gathered an exquisite back-heel pass from Grant Davoren and his blistering left-footed strike from out wide found the back of the net to extend his side’s lead to 3-0.
The onslaught only worsened for Boomerangs from that point. Aleksovski slotted a mid-range effort past Ploughton before tapping in Harrington’s deflected shot to give his side a commanding 5-0 lead and spark a flurry of goals in the shadows of half time.
Noja capped a classy exchange of passes with a neat finish into the top right and Elliot drilled a low effort into the bottom of the Boomerangs goal. A slight defensive lapse from Weston Creek though, allowed De Marco to link up with Pagett and get his side on the score card, but the Boomerangs man’s strike did little to worry Weston Creek as it entered half time with a 7-1 lead.
The second half was somewhat tighter, with only three goals between the two sides coming from it. Aleksovski was unlucky not to complete his hat-trick as early as the first minute of the second when his strike from close-range hit the woodwork.
Noja ensured the scoreboard continued to tick over though, when he calmly finished off an efficient one-two play with Davoren. Calabrla managed to pull one back for Boomerangs with his shot from an acute angle deflecting off Harrington and bouncing over the line to make the score line 8-2. His effort was in vain though, with Weston Creek responding immediately through Aleksovski. The Weston Creek man sent a low shot fizzing passed Ploughton to secure the hat-trick and give his side a 9-2 victory.
Men’s Futsal Premier League Round 8
Canberra City Prawns 6 (Daniel Fulton, Pat Ross-Magee 2, Ryan Kyprianou, Trent Flanigan 2) defeated Belconnen United Strikers 1 (Thomas Zeitihofer)
Belconnen United Devils 6 (David Kemp 3, Dustin Wells, Cameron Reinhart, Callum Smith) defeated TUFC Gunners 4 (Martin Corujo 2, Mark Shields 2)
Queanbeyan City FC 6 (Anthony Pulciani, Nathan Walker 2, Zack Knight 2, Rory Devlin) defeated Canberra Olympic Supercats 4 (Goran Josifovski, Lukas Cole 3)
Western Creek Timberwolves 9 (Tony Aleksovski 3, Ben Harrington 2, Jeff Noja 2, Ian Elliot 2) defeated Boomerangs FS White 2 (Michael De Marco, Josh Calabrla)
Boomerangs FS Blue 4 (Evan Ekin-Smith, David Lee, Michael Reeves 2) drew Monaro Panthers 4 (Jaz Abarquez, Nathan Swientek 3)
Belconnen United Strikers 6 (Sean O’Neill 3, Thomas Zeitihofer 2, Chris Smith) defeated Boomerangs FS White 3 (Sam Smith, Adrian Stroh, Will Sheppard)
15 Zach KNIGHT (Queanbeyan City)
13 Lukas COLE (Canberra Olympic Supercats)
12 Daniel FULTON (Canberra City Prawns)
11 Dustin WELLS, Callum SMITH (Belconnen United Devils)
10 Ryan KEIR (Canberra City Prawns), Elia SALLOUM, Goran JOSIFOVSKI (Canberra Olympic Supercats)
9 Robbie CATTANACH, Ryan KYPRIANOU (Canberra City Prawns), David KEMP (Belconnen United Devils), Ben HARRINGTON, Tony ALEKSOVSKI (Weston Creek Timberwolves),
8 Milan POPOVICH (Monaro Panthers), Mark SHIELDS (TUFC Gunners)
6 Jason O’DWYER (Boomerangs FS Blue), Misko NAUMOSKI (Queanbeyan City), James McLACHLAN, Martin CORUJO (TUFC Gunners), Pat ROSS-MAGEE (Canberra City Prawns)
5 Taylor BEATON (Belconnen United Devils), Regan WALSH, Nathan SWIENTEK (Monaro Panthers), Jackson KUPKE (TUFC Gunners), Trent FLANIGAN (Canberra City Prawns), Nathan WALKER (Queanbeyan City), Michael REEVES (Boomerangs FS Blue), Sean O’NEILL, Thomas ZEITLHOFER (Belconnen United Strikers)
4 Ben PAGETT (Boomerangs FS White), Luke FATTORE (TUFC Gunners), Iain ELLIOTT, Dylan ALEXANDROW-RIDLEY, Jeff NOJA (Weston Creek Timberwolves)
3 Nick RATHJEN, Chris SMITH (Belconnen United Strikers), Travis DRIES, Glenn SMITH (Boomerangs FS Blue), Josh CALABRIA, Michael DE MARCO, Adrian STROH, Will SHEPPARD (Boomerangs FS White), Scott MANSON (Canberra Olympic Supercats), Rory DEVLIN , Rui FERREIRA, Dragan STEGNJAIC (Queanbeyan City), Tim STEWART, Ufuk TALAY (TUFC Gunners)
2 Michael RINAUDO, Matthew STIRTON (Belconnen United Strikers), David LEE, Evan EKIN-SMITH, David DEXTER (Boomerangs FS Blue), Sam SMITH (Boomerangs FS White), Peter FARRELLY, Marcial MUNOZ, Lee PIETRUKOWSKI (Canberra Olympic Supercats), Daniel GIOVINAZZO, Joshua PARISI, Nikola POPOVICH, Gianmarco SENATORE, Jaz ABARQUEZ (Monaro Panthers), Anthony PULCIANI (Queanbeyan City), Simon BADMAN, Antoni JAGARINEC, Matt MENSER (TUFC Gunners), Jon ISON (Weston Creek Timberwolves)
1 Jonathon CIMINELLI (Belconnen United Strikers), Angus PATTERSON, Josh Calabrla (Boomerangs FS White), Angelo KONSTANTINOU (Canberra Olympic Supercats), Jake WILSENER (Monaro Panthers), Andrew McGURGAN (Queanbeyan City), Matthew ZEITLHOFER, AN Other (Weston Creek Timberwolves), Callum REINHART (Belconnen United Devils) Own GOALS